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It’s not the Falcons vs. Patriots. It’s John Lewis’ team vs. Donald Trump’s

You had to know it would come to this. Ed Kilgore is a Democratic commentator with deep roots in Georgia.

In New York magazine, he suggests that Sunday’s Super Bowl match between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots may be the billboard – but the subtext is a match between John Lewis and his maligned Fifth District, which is home to the Falcons, and President Donald Trump. A taste:

The Pats have an unholy trinity of conspicuous associations with the 45th president of the United States. Owner Robert Kraft calls Donald Trump “a very close friend of mine for over two decades.” Coach Bill Belichick, another self-identified “good friend” of Trump, sent him a fawning letter that the candidate read aloud on the eve of his victory in the 2016 New Hampshire Republican primary. And most of all, star QB Tom Brady is identified with Team Trump....


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Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.